McCae Hillstead Leaves Game With Injury, Cooper Legas Inserted For Utah State
Sep 30, 2023, 12:02 PM
LOGAN, Utah – McCae Hillstead has been replaced by Cooper Legas after appearing to suffer a second-half injury against UConn.
USU wraps up its non-conference schedule in Storrs, Connecticut facing the 0-4 Connecticut Huskies.
McCae Hillstead slow to get up here after taking a really brutal hit, which was called for roughing. Made a beautiful throw to Jalen Royals on the play, but he’s down on the field and getting attention from the USU medical staff now
— The Aggship (@TheAggship) September 30, 2023
Hillstead was hit by two Husky defenders and didn’t appear to protect himself as he fell to the ground. He was 6-of-11 for 111 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions today.
The starter to begin the season, Legas was 48-of-71 for 384 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions before being replaced by Hillstead against Air Force.
Utah State Versus UConn All-Time Series
This will mark the second consecutive season these two programs have faced each other but only the third time all-time.
In last season’s opener for both teams, USU used three turnovers to fight back from 14 down before prevailing 31-20. Logan Bonner threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Brian Cobbs eight times for 108 yards and a score. Calvin Tyler Jr. carried 33 times for 161 rushing yards, a 4.9 yards per carry average.
The first meeting between these two programs saw the Aggies hold off a UConn rally to win 38-31 in November 2001. Jose Fuentes led Utah State with 234 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Senior RB Emmett White ran for 117 yards, finding the end zone twice in the win.
Utah State Aggies Week Five Captains
The Aggies named five captains ahead of their week five matchup with UConn.
— USU Football (@USUFootball) September 29, 2023
How To Watch Utah State Aggies vs. UConn Huskies
Saturday, September 30 – Rentschler Field | Storrs, CT
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• Analyst: Kevin White
• Online: KSL Sports Zone
TV: CBS Sports Network
• Chris Lewis, Ross Tucker, & Keiana Martin
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